Equity (2016)

A senior investment banker attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company's IPO threatens to derail the career she's built.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 29, 2016
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2016
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Equity brings a welcome change of perspective to the financial thriller genre, along with a nuanced story and a terrific cast led by a powerful effort from Anna Gunn.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

A shrewd tale about women on Wall Street and the glass ceiling, corruption and back-stabbings they face from their male co-workers and one another.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

It's [an] admirable move, but not a successful one.

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Hunter Harris

With Equity, director Meera Menon asserts that our conception of ambitious women is too limited. We're not all leaning in for the same reasons.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Equity" is that rare thing: a Wall Street-set movie that focuses on women. (It's also directed and written by women, also still rare.)

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The film is humanist rather than overtly feminist, since it shows the high personal cost of trading conscience for filthy lucre. But it's certainly novel to have a financial drama led by women.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

The performances are good; the story is smart - though admittedly a bit convoluted for those of us who struggle with Wall Street jargon.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

An expertly crafted financial thriller.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's an exciting, smartly sexy, suspenseful little crime drama that evokes classic Hollywood film noir.

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Zachary Kennedy
Film Inquiry

Depictions like in Equity, refusing to conform to stereotypes or caricatures, are the depictions we need in today's society.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
"Money doesn't have to be a dirty word." Provocative and full of intrigue, Equity attempts to explore the Wall Street drama from a feminist… More
John C
The Naomi character might as well been Mrs. Gordon Gecko. This movie shows that woman can be as manipulative and successful in the financial arena as men but… More